Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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(805) 303-2809 Website

Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Goleta, CA 93111
(805) 303-2809

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Announcement icon During Covid, I am seeing vaccinated clients with masks on in the office as well as offering telehealth sessions via zoom and telephone.
Hi! I am a warm and humorous therapist that meets my clients where they are at and helps them get where they want to be. My goal is to help clients deepen their understanding of and create meaning in their lives to affect personal change. I work with a feminist, existential-humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment-based, social justice, and trauma-informed lens and integrate modalities like Jungian Therapy, Play Therapy, Somatics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems.
Together, we will increase awareness, break down unconscious patterns, build a greater understanding of yourself, heal and strengthen relationships, calm anxieties, and communicate effectively. My job is to offer you tools and support, listen with a non-judgmental and affirming ear, and build trust.
Please reach out with any questions. I am happy to speak with you before beginning therapy, as I know how important it is to find a good connection.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 126471
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2021
  • Supervisor: Marilyn Owen
  • Supervisor License: California / 41344

Location

Goleta, CA 93111
(805) 303-2809
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021
Kara Petersen, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Goleta
Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT